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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jun 7, 2010 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Drums>Space anyone ?

Honestly, it has a lot to do with my mood . I like percussion music, and avant-garde electronic music ( I got into classical music from Zappa>Varese ), and sometimes the Dead's adventures seemed to really add to the concert, and sometimes they seem to be uninspired, jacking around .
I have noticed some basic traits in the evolution of these segments . They start as being rather normal percussion, then simple space transitions to the upcoming song; then they slowly get more complex , as they get more toys .First the tars, etc, then the electronic drums, the beam; and on the space front , the addition of midi, etc . In general the sections got longer .
I don't know when they started doing this, but before space they would pick an idea or "theme" to base it on . It is too bad they didn't write it down .I t would be cool to g back and see how whatever they chose to use actually affected what they did .